Restaurant Roundup: Brands Add Robotics

Restaurant Roundup: Brands Add Robotics

Since the start of the pandemic, a range of different brands have been adding drive-thru lanes, noting elevated demand for the ordering channel. Now, fast-casual brand Smokey Bones, which has 62 locations across 16 states, announced Tuesday (June 21) that it would open its first drive-thru at a location in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Wednesday … Read more

Stuckey’s finds its way back to manufacturing

Stuckey’s finds its way back to manufacturing

SAN DIEGO — The key to Stuckey’s comeback has been its return to a focus on candy and nut manufacturing for its pecan logs, candy and snack nuts, according to Stephanie Stuckey, the third generation Stuckey and accidental chief executive officer who is reclaiming her family business . Ms. Stuckey revealed to attendees at the … Read more

Fortiva and ChargeAfter Expand Collaboration

Fortiva and ChargeAfter Expand Collaboration

Today in B2B payments, Fortiva broadens its Charge After partnership, while Presto Ventures raises $36 million to give B2B startups a boost. Plus, Muse now offers a combination supply and invoice financing product. VC Firm Presto Ventures Raises $36M for B2B Startups British venture capital (VC) fund Presto Ventures has wrapped a 30 million euro … Read more

Consumers will get squeezed again

Consumers will get squeezed again

More bad news is ahead for consumers already struggling with 40-year high inflation. Both homeowners and auto insurance rates are expected to rise sharply. Even bundlers aren’t expected to get much of a break, analysts say. There really doesn’t seem to be any good news about inflation for consumers on the horizon. Now, when they … Read more

USDA Announces Assistance for On-Farm Food Safety Expenses for Specialty Crop Growers

USDA Announces Assistance for On-Farm Food Safety Expenses for Specialty Crop Growers

HOLLIS, NEW HAMPSHIRE, JUNE 17, 2022 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to provide up to $200 million in assistance for specialty crop producers who incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses to obtain or renew a food safety certification in calendar years 2022 or 2023. USDA’s … Read more

29 Types Of Cherries And What Makes Them Unique

29 Types Of Cherries And What Makes Them Unique

Now, that’s a name! Sweetheart cherries were first introduced by the Summerland Research and Development Center on Summerland RDC back in the 1990s. They are prized for their heart-like shape and succulent texture. The taut, thin, glossy skin houses dense, bright red flesh with a super-sweet and mildly tart flavor (via Specialty Produce). Minneopa Orchards … Read more

Specialty and Wild Game Meat Brand, Northfork Bison, Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Specialty and Wild Game Meat Brand, Northfork Bison, Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Northfork Bison Distributions Inc., a Canadian bison and wild game meat company, is celebrating 25 years in business. Located in Montreal, Quebec, Northfork Bison operates one of Canada’s largest, federally approved, state-of-the-art bison meat processing plants. Northfork Bison sells bison and wild game meat products, including Bison, Elk, Venison, Ostrich and Wild Boar. Northfork Bison’s … Read more

New family-owned Carson City business serving up handmade ice cream, popsicles and more | Carson City Nevada News

New family-owned Carson City business serving up handmade ice cream, popsicles and more | Carson City Nevada News

While Michoacan A ask de boca might be new to Carson City, their ice cream and popsicle recipes are much older, stemming all the way from Guadalajara. Owner Oscar Luna, who co-owns the ice cream, popsicle and general treatery, said that the original recipe began in Mexico after there was an excess of dairy, and … Read more